Auditions

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We will be auditioning and the end of this month for


The Browning Version
by Terence Rattigan

Four Performances  October 24th – 27th  Oct (half term week)
Director: Emma Gosling

OPEN AUDITIONS:  Tue 28 & Wed 29 Aug

At the White Harte, Cuckfield, from 7:30pm
Email the director
(Emma) if you want to to know more, or cannot make either date or will be late!

Roles for 5m, 2f  (more details to follow)

ANDREW CROCKER-HARRIS – a middle-aged schoolmaster
MILLIE CROCKER-HARRIS – unfaithful wife of Andrew
FRANK HUNTER – a Chemistry schoolmaster
DR FROBISHER – headmaster of a small boarding school
JOHN TAPLOW – a school boy (about sixteen)
PETER GILBERT – Crocker-Harris’s younger successor
MRS GILBERT – New wife of Peter

This one act play, often considered Rattigan’s masterpiece, tells a story of British reserve, as characters develop and and the situation builds to an intense emotional peak that finally reveals the sensitivity behind the stiff upper lip with  unexpected strength replacing weakness.

Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank- but even more bitter is the realization he’s now Andrew’s fast friend.


Dirty Business
by Derek Webb

Four Performances  October 24th – 27th  Oct (half term week)
Director: Lesley Jenks

OPEN AUDITIONS:  Tue 28 & Wed 29 Aug

At the White Harte, Cuckfield, from 9pm
(i.e. after The Browning Version)
Email the director (Lesley) if you want to to know more, or cannot make either date or will be late!

Roles for 2f, 1m

 

  •   JOSIE : a cleaner for the County Council
  •   ANGELA : a cleaner for the County Council
  •   ROGER :  Head of Department at the County Counci

 

Cuts are on their way big time at the local County Council as it struggles to find ways to meet Government spending targets. Josie and Angela are cleaning the office of one of the Council’s Department Heads one evening when they come across a file which seems to show that their jobs are on the line too. Josie, who has a penchant for malapropisms, and Angela, who is Queen of the pub quiz team, are determined to fight the cuts every inch of the way. And if that means playing dirty, so be it!

So, when they discover some incriminating evidence in the shape of a pair of frilly knickers, which seems to show the same Department Head is guilty of marital infidelity, they set out to try and persuade him to change his mind about some of the planned cuts. But not everything goes quite according to plan…


About CDS Auditions

CDS is always keen to involve new people both on and off stage.

We are keen to mix up and borrow (or loan!) people with other groups (in our experience this happens anyway) as this enhances productions and skills.  So if you are an established or aspiring actor, or director and want to work with us please get in touch or come meet us at a club night.

All CDS production auditions are open to all (time permitting!), with the director’s choice of casting based on factors including (in no particular order) talent, suitability for the role, suitability alongside other actors, use of new faces, experience and availability.

While we actively avoid using the same old faces from a small clique of insiders, there are lots of opportunities, but we also expect members to get and stay involved in supporting roles both off and on stage.

  • Our annual Feb Frols show has a format and tradition which actively encourages people to try out or develop their directing and acting with support from  more experienced members.


For Other Local Auditions

We also list some other nearby auditions here

If you are get in touch with anyone please tell them you found them CDS!   Cooperative marketing is free and powerful!

 

 

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